Category Archives: Florida Legislature

PASCO’S ANNUAL CONTRACT FIASCO

A MYOPICALLY DAFT POLICY Surprise: Browning & Company and USEP are once again at a standoff. Annual Contract renewal policy and its ramifications for teachers who suddenly find themselves unemployed are the items at issue. Back in 2011, the unrelentingly antagonistic Florida Legislature passed a crucial component of its far-right quest to corporatize public education in the state: the codified

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TALLAHASSEE TERRORISTS TAKE ANOTHER SWIPE AT SCHOOLS

Florida Crony Club Proposes Another Trick to Expedite the Destruction of Our Public Schools The Straight-Up Skinny Republican legislators Jeff Brandes, of the Florida Senate, and Matt Caldwell, a Lee County House Representative, have proposed a bill to “ask” voters to change the state constitution and allow the legislature to exercise more control over how school districts in Florida are

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CHARTER SCHOOL MAGNATE IN THE MAKING JOHN LEGG IS POUNDING PUBLIC SCHOOLS AGAIN

Ol’ Johnny is at it again. Jeff Solochek, the perennial PR man for all anti-public education politicians, ran a story yesterday about Johnny’s latest crusade against public schools. Johnny is slippery-shrewd, and is an expert at political subterfuge. He always arrives costumed up as a pro-kid, pro-education public servant. To make a short story shorter, now that the October FTE window

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JOHN LEGG: CHARTER SCHOOL OWNER, TESTING TYRANT AND CHIEF ARCHITECT OF FLORIDA’S WAR ON PUBLIC EDUCATION

A Definitive Account of Fast Johnny’s Misadventures in the Florida Legislature Ol’ Johnny Legg sure has been in the news a whole lot lately. That is fitting. He’s the one lawmaker most responsible for Florida’s precipitous plunge to national laughingstock status in education over the past year. Legg and his crooked capital cohorts have been engaged in an obscene attempt

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